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DeLorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator


    DeLorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator

    The Delorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator keeps you connected anywhere on the globe. It's a personal locator beacon, GPS and text messenger with mobile-device compatibility, all in 1 unit. See details

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    The Delorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator keeps you connected anywhere on the globe. It's a personal locator beacon, GPS and text messenger with mobile-device compatibility, all in 1 unit.

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    The Delorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator keeps you connected anywhere on the globe. It's a personal locator beacon, GPS and text messenger with mobile-device compatibility, all in 1 unit.

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    The Delorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator keeps you connected anywhere on the globe. It's a personal locator beacon, GPS and text messenger with mobile-device compatibility, all in 1 unit.

    • Iridium satellite network ensures 100% pole-to-pole coverage with no gaps or fringe areas
    • Freedom plans with contract-free, month-to-month subscriptions from $14.95 per month or annual subscriptions from $11.95 per month
    • Adjustable tracking intervals from 2 minutes to 4 hours allow you to track your trip and share your location, including GPS coordinates, elevation, speed, and course
    • View location information on-board (coordinates, course, elevation and speed)
    • Personal locator beacon sends SOS signals with GPS location data to GEOS worldwide emergency response; communicate with GEOS via 2-way text messaging throughout the rescue
    • Provides audio and visual delivery confirmation on all messages sent to notify you of successful transmission
    • Send free-form, 160-character texts or predefined messages to phones, email, social media and other inReach units; read incoming messages on the color screen
    • Wirelessly transform your Apple iOS or Android mobile device into a global navigation tool and satellite communicator when you pair it to inReach with the free Earthmate app
    • Earthmate app displays your real-time GPS coordinates and route on a digital map; MapShare portal shares your location and movements with friends
    • Earthmate app also lets you download unlimited topographic and NOAA maps when connected to the internet; access the cached maps even when you're outside of cellular range
    • LED indicator shows satellite availability; audible message notification helps guarantee you don't miss an incoming message
    • Waterproof, dustproof and impact-resistant body shrugs off the abuse of harsh environments; the unit can be submerged down to 1m for up to 30 min.
    • The Delorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator features a rechargeable lithium battery that delivers about 100 hours of operation when tracking at 10 min. intervals
    • Comes with a wall charger and USB cord for easy recharging
    • Enterprise plans also available for inReach customers to enable tracking intervals of 5, 2 and 1 minute, and 30 seconds; contact DeLorme directly for Enterprise Plans

    Items with a lithium battery can only be sent via Standard ground shipping, and can't be shipped to P.O. Boxes, Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territory, APO/FPO, or International addresses.

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    DeLorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator Specs
    Best use
    1 meter
    5.8 x 2.4 x 1 inches
    7 ounces
    Water-resistant depth

    DeLorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator

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    DeLorme inReach SE 2-Way Satellite Communicator is rated 3.52 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does Everything It's Supposed To The SE is the smaller form factor of the original inReach I was hoping for. It works exactly as advertised. On the second day after activating my subscription, I took a motorcycle ride along the Angeles Crest Highway near Los Angeles. The road is 70 miles of remote mountain road to the north of L.A. Intent was to test ability of the device to communicate in mountains with occasional shields to north and south satellites. This same road causes my XM radio signals to drop out when on certain north faces. In the case of the inReach, it is able to send track points on both north and south faces. I had to complete the last half of the route in the dark. In the last 10 miles, I had to negotiate a rock debris field across the road. Guided my front tire through okay, but rolled a large rock under the motorcycle oil sump. Well, in a half mile, the oil light came on. Immediately pulled off in a turnout and watched the remainder of my oil drain out. NO cell phone coverage. It was getting late, cold, and stranded on a remote stretch of road. In the next 30 minutes I did not see another car go by. Used the text messaging directly from the SE unit to summon my son to come get me. Within 2 hours I was headed off the hill. The two-way messaging is fantastic as is the confirmation that a message was received. My son acknowledged receiving the request for extraction and gave me an update along the way to let me know he was starting up the hill. Saved me from spending a cold night at 7500 ft. One great thing is inReach uses the Iridium satellite network. I can't be more specific, but it is the most secure, most robust and reliable of this type of system out there. The free maps that go with the service subscription are great too. When you send a "map share" message, the receiver gets the same detailed map with tabbed choices of aerial, topo, or roads. Good job DeLorme.
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a great satellite communicator! This is the 3rd satellite communication device I've owned. First was a Spot generation one. It was quite reliable, but limited because you could only send one of three preset messages, plus SOS. And of course you were transmitting in the blind. Second was a Spot Connect. It enabled me to create messages in the field, but had serious shortcomings. First, the Bluetooth interface with my iPhone was very clunky and frequently unreliable. And if it didn't pair with the phone, it couldn't send messages (other than SOS). Second, it had terrible "vampire" battery drain when the device was supposedly off -- batteries would go dead within days if left in the device. I had to put batteries in and take them out each time I used it. Finally, it still had the problem of being a one-way device -- you send a signal in the blind and have no idea if it was received. I got my new InReach SE just before Christmas. It solves all the shortcomings of the Spot Connect. First, it is very easy to use, and is a stand-alone device -- it does not require pairing with my iPhone (although the iPhone can be easily paired with it whenever you chose, enabling faster typing of messages). Second, while I haven't used it enough yet to determine how long the battery charge lasts while sending messages, at least when it is turned off there seems to be no battery drain. Finally, it is a two-way device, and can receive messages from others. Now I KNOW my message was received. Also the InReach messages can have over 3 times as many characters as Spot Connect. The world-wide coverage of the InReach is also a plus compared to the primarily North America coverage of the Spot. Physically the device is quite light, relatively compact, and seems well made. Initial set up, which some reviewers have complained about, was pretty smooth. I ran into a hitch with getting it to synch with my computer, but a call to InReach resolved the problem (for some reason my Internet Explorer browser was thwarting the software download; at the suggestion of the InReach tech I downloaded and used Google Chrome browser and from there everything went very easily). Time will tell, but so far I am VERY happy with the InReach SE.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable. I recently switched from a spot second generation to this unit due to poor reliability of the spot message getting through and no response from Spot after contacting them several times. This unit gives you confirmation the message was sent and you can also receive text message replies. After 2 trips in all kind of weather and terrain this unit has performed flawlessly. Every message I have sent has gone through and every response has come through to me. The tracking feature is great and easy to use. So far battery life has not been an issue but it would become one on longer trips. I used it for 5 days and used @50% of the built in rechargeable battery. I have not looked in to chargers yet so I do not know how well they work. So far I am 100% more impressed with this unit over the spot unit and the customer service has been great so far.
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this device I tell people that the InReach saved my life. Not literally. I love to backpack alone, and my wife and family were not fond of me doing this. Now I can with a lot more safety thanks to the DeLorme InReach. I used it on a 57 mile backpack across Isle Royale in September. Through pouring rain, it sent regular updates to my family, and allowed them to track me as well. The peace of mind that the InReach gives me and them is second to none. Easy to use and set up, with great customer support. I highly recommend this to all outdoor enthusiasts. Good battery life, and easy to boost with charge packs. Even used a solar charger.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from works great in the open, not in valleys Used in BWCA with 6 adults where there was no cell phone coverage. Reassuring in case emergency since I could text actual emergency info to responders (CPR in progress vs Fracture need held etc). Reassuring to spouses who could track our daily progress in wilderness. I was dissapointed in San Juan MTNS that no reception in valleys unless on ridges. MY Suunto GPS watch and Garmin GPS had better reception. Power lasts several weeks if only turned on and off to send messages twice daily. I bought a hard case since when the power button ainadvertly pressed on in my back packit is dead within 2-3 days and can't be recharged in the filed using batteries.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far, So good. works as advertised. I was sending and recieving text messages minutes after activating my account. I also have used it a few times in canyons here with limited line of sight to the sky and it worked great. I like knowing that my messages are actually sending and getting to where they need to go. The topo and NOAA nautical charts with GPS navigation capabilities on a companion smart device seems to be a huge value and fun to use in the field.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Update -- still GREAT This is an update from my previous review. I just returned from a 10-day January private ranch elk hunt in a very remote part of central Utah, where I used the InReach SE extensively. There was of course no cell service available so the InReach was the only communication with the outside world. It functioned perfectly. Battery life is terrific. I did not use it in the continuous-on tracking mode, but turned it on and off when I wanted to send and check for new messages. Used in this manner I think it would last for many weeks. Satellite acquisition was almost always very fast, and on the few times it had a hard time picking up satellites, it displayed a red light indicating lack of acquisition. In those cases, trying the device a few minutes later (when satellites has presumably moved into better position) resulting in fast acquisition. The device gives positive confirmation when your message gets through to the satellite. All messages I sent were received by the recipients. At first the replies my wife sent did not come through, but later all of her replies did, so I think she may have been doing something wrong. I had no difficulty getting replies from other people I sent messages to. I used my InReach SE both in stand-alone mode, and paired to my iPhone, and it works great both ways. It is a lot faster to compose messages on the iPhone, but typing them in stand alone mode on the InReach gets faster them more you use it that way. A correction to my earlier review: I stated incorrectly that the SPOT device coverage is limited to North America. This is not true; but there are still big gaps worldwide in SPOT coverage, whereas the InReach Iridium network is truly global. If Tom Hanks had InReach he would not have been a castaway! I am recommending InReach SE to all of my friends who use the backcountry, especially those (like me) who enjoy going solo. A GREAT product!
    Date published: 2014-04-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a positive experience to date I'm a long time REI customer but this is my first review. I've been terribly let down by this product and it seems I have fallen into the group of users who have experienced some technical difficulties with this unit. Setup wasn't particularly difficult. I was able to install the firmware update without issue and eventually get the test message to Delorme as well as receive their reply. This took several hours from the time of activation but I was hopeful once the test messages came through. Since then I have spent the last few days trying to get any of the preset messages to go out to friends and family with no luck. The unit seems unable to establish a GPS satellite lock. The red LED continuously flashes along with the various other icons across the top of the display. I took the unit out to several different locations thinking that maybe the line of sight to the sky wasn't clear enough but it made no difference even standing in a wide open field. I spent about an hour on the phone with technical support but we were unable to resolve the problem. The best they could offer was to return the unit so their tech department could test it and then they would repair or replace at their discretion. I did ask about swapping the unit for a new one but they would not do that which is really disappointing since I was hoping to have it with me during my trip to Europe next week. I should note that upon activation I noticed that the unit had already been used since I found several outgoing messages that had failed to send in the units memory. It appears someone had experienced the same issues and returned the unit to REI. Needless to say I'm more than a little bummed that REI resold a problematic unit and that Delorme was unwilling to exchange it for a functioning one. Anyway, I'm hoping to resolve this sometime in the near future since like many others with less than positive experiences I really want this thing to do what it's supposed to. I'm hoping that I just received a bad unit.
    Date published: 2014-04-17

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